CfPart - SWAT4LS Semantic Web Applications and Tools for Life Sciences

*** apologies for multiple postings ***

Registration is now open for SWAT4LS Semantic Web Applications and  
Tools for Life Sciences

to be held in Amsterdam, Science Park, 20th November 2009


Provisional scientific program:

  * Alan Ruttenberg: Semantic Web Technology to Support Studying the  
Relation of HLA Structure Variation to Disease

  * Barend Mons: (provisional) CWA: The meta-analysed Semantic Web ,  
getting rid of ambiguity and redundancy

  * Michael Schroeder: Prediction of drug-target interactions from  
literature by context similarity

Accepted papers:

* OBO & OWL: Roundtrip Ontology Transformations
	Syed Hamid Tirmizi, Stuart Aitken, Dilvan Moreira, Chris Mungall,  
Juan Sequeda, Nigam H. Shah and Daniel P. Miranker.

* Mining Semantic Networks of Bioinformatics e-Resources from Literature
	Hammad Afzal, James Eales, Robert Stevens and Goran Nenadic.

* Linking Open Drug Data to Cheminformatics and Proteochemometrics
	Egon Willighagen and Jarl Wikberg.

* TIM: A Semantic Web Application for the Specification of Metadata  
Items in Clinical Research
	Matthias Löbe, Magnus Knuth and Roland Mücke.

* Semantics-Based Composition of EMBOSS Services with Bio-jETI
	Anna-Lena Lamprecht, Stefan Naujokat, Tiziana Margaria and Bernhard


* Towards the Ontology-based Classification of Lymphoma Patients using  
Semantic Image Annotations
	Sonja Zillner.

Short communications:

* Weekend Triple Billionaire
	Jerven Bolleman and Thomas Kappler.

* Towards a Logic-based Assessment of the compatibility of UMLS sources
	Ernesto Jimenez-Ruiz, Bernardo Cuenca Grau, Rafael Berlanga and Ian


* Using the NCBO Web Services for Concept Recognition and Ontology  
Annotation of Expression Datasets
	Simon Twigger, Joey Geiger and Jennifer Smith.


* A system for repairing missing is-a structure in ontologies
	Patrick Lambrix, Qiang Liu and He Tan.

* - A semantic wiki for neuroinformatics based on the NIF  
Standard Ontology
	Stephen Larson, Sarah Maynard, Fahim Imam and Maryann Martone.

* ContentCVS: A CVS-based Collaborative ONTology ENgineering Tool
	Ernesto Jimenez-Ruiz, Bernardo Cuenca Grau, Ian Horrocks and Rafael


* DC-THERA Directory, a Knowledge Management System for the support of  
the European Dendritic Cell Immunology Community
	Marco Brandizi, Michaela Gündel, Ciro Scognamiglio and Andrea  

Panel discussion:
Theme: TBD

Plus poster sessions (authors of posters are not listed in this call,  
but will be listed on the website)

An updates version of the program will be available at

Early registrations are very appreciated.

Registrations costs:
full registration: 50 euros
social dinner (optional): 35 euros
PhD students: free (subject to availability)

To register please visit:

  * M. Scott Marshall, Leiden University Medical Center / University  
of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  * Albert Burger, School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences,  
Heriot-Watt University, and Human Genetics Unit, Medical Research  
Council, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
   * Adrian Paschke, Corporate Semantic Web, Freie Universitaet  
Berlin, Germany
   * Paolo Romano, Bioinformatics, National Cancer Research Institute,  
Genova, Italy
   * Andrea Splendiani, Biomathematics and Bioinformatics dept.,  
Rothamsted Research, UK

More information


We wish to thank once again the review panel that made this possible:

      * Christopher J. O. Baker, Department of Computer Science and  
Applied Statistics, University of Brunswick, Canada
      * Pedro Barahona, Department of Informatics, New University of  
Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal
      * Liliana Barrio-Alvers, Transinsight GmbH, Dresden, Germany
      * Olivier Bodenreider, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda,  
MD, United States of America
      * Matt-Mouley Bouamrane, School of Computer Science, University  
of Machester, manchester, United Kingdom
      * Werner Ceusters, NY CoE in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences,  
University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, United States of America
      * Kei Cheung, Center for Medical Informatics, Yale University  
School of Medicine, New Haven, United States of America
      * Tim Clark, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical  
School, Boston MA, United States of America
      * Marie-Dominique Devignes, LORIA, Vandoeuvre les Nancy, France
      * Olivier Dameron, INSERM U936, University of Rennes 1, France
      * Michel Dumontier, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
      * Huajun Chen, Zhejiang University, China
      * Duncan Hull, School of Chemistry, University of Manchester, UK
      * C. Maria Keet, Faculty of Computer Science, Free University of  
Bozen-Bolzano, Bolzano, Italy
      * Graham Kemp, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
      * Jacob Tilman Koehler, Department of Molecular Biotechnology,  
Institute of Medical Biology, University of Tromsö, Tromsö, Norway
      * Michael Krauthammer, Department of Pathology, Yale University  
School of Medicine, United States of America
      * Martin Kuiper, Department of Pathology, Systems Biology group,  
Department of Biology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology,  
Trondheim, Norway
      * Patrick Lambrix, Department of Computer and Information  
Science, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden
      * Phillip Lord, School of Computing Science, Newcastle  
University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom
      * M. Scott Marshall, Leiden University Medical Center /  
University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
      * Chris Mungall, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories, United  
States of America
      * Stephan Philippi, Institute for Software Technology,  
University of Koblenz-Landau, Koblenz, Germany
      * Marco Roos, Instituut voor Informatica, University of  
Amsterdam, Netherlands
      * Alan Ruttenberg, Science Commons, Cambridge, MA, United States  
of America
      * Matthias Samwald, DERI, Galway, Ireland, and Konrad Lorenz  
Institute for Evolution and Cognition Research, Altenberg, Austria
      * Nigam Shah, Center for Biomedical Informatics Research,  
Stanford, United States of America
      * Michael Schröder, Biotechnology Centre, TU Dresden, Dresden,  
      * Robert Stevens, School of Computer Science, University of  
Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
      * Tetsuro Toyoda, Genomic Sciences Center, RIKEN, Yokohama, Japan
      * Mark D. Wilkinson, iCAPTURE Center, St. Paul Hospital,  
Vancouver, Canada

Received on Tuesday, 10 November 2009 09:58:16 UTC